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Ah, I've only been on Ancestry and not Find My Past as had assumed info would be the same.

That's brilliant. Thank you so much for helping.


Am hoping someone with a bit more experience in these things can help me out. Am trying to trace the WW1 service records of my husband's great grandfather.

I have his attestation record found. He is listed as:

Albert John William Andrews. Born 1878 (11 Nov) from Atworth in Wiltshire. His regimental number was 25477 and he joined the Devonshire Regiment.

After that I can find nothing further, was hoping to find a medal card at least but no. It is complicated in that he went by the name of Albert but was actually christened John Albert William and often gives various versions of the names. He also sometimes gives his dob as 1879 on census records etc. (He was baptised Jan 1879).

How can I find out further information re which theatre of war he served in etc? I do also have a picture of him in uniform - is it the correct type for the Devonshires?

In later life he apparantely served in the Military Police during WW2 but that research is for another day.

Would very much appreciate any help on next steps.

Northamptonshire Lookup Requests / Re: East Haddon BT Look Up?
« on: Thursday 09 April 15 16:14 BST (UK)  »
Hi Geoff

I did resolve it in the end, though not to the 110% of certainty I would have liked. Guess you just don't get that in the 1700s.

Turns out this was probably a red herring and "my" John belonged elsewhere:

If you have any relevant info I'd be very grateful. Especially as I then hit a brick wall at the next generation!

Perthshire / Re: Help! Re Secession Records
« on: Monday 03 March 14 22:12 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Falkryn. Had feared that would be so. One the plus side I get to plan a trip down to Edinburgh some time!

Perthshire / Help! Re Secession Records
« on: Friday 28 February 14 22:56 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, would very much appreciate any help on this one as not my area of expertise.

Am trying to locate information about Andrew Williamson of Abernethy (d1846) and construct his family tree. Andrew was a staunch member of the secession movement in Abernethy and attended the First Abernethy Associate Church, which became the United Presbyterian Church and then the United Free Church South.

Abernethy was riddled with Williamsons at the time I am interested in, so some of the family are on the established church records and some will be on the secession church, making life very confusing.

Does anyone know of how I can easily access the secession church records without having to go down to the National Archives? Or is this my only option  :-\

Mind he was acquitted, so must have had less than 1% equine DNA ;)

This was either the father (born 1802 and who ended up in the work house after his wife died of arsenic poisoning, and whose sons refused to pay the maintenance for him) or the son (born 1824 who also ended up in the work house). I do like it when my ancestors are interesting!

Thank you so much for the help with it.

I think it's Horsestealing.


I agree. And with your ancestor being a butcher..... :o. Very topical ;D


I was just thinking the same!  :o

This one has me stumped so would appreciate any help. It's the court record from Bedford for March 1852 showing one of my ancestors being acquitted of something....but am not sure what! Maybe housebreaking? Occupation would have been a butcher if that is any help.

Thanks for any light anyone can shed on it.

Cumberland Completed Lookups / Re: 1841 Lookup for Richard Gate? COMPLETED Thank you
« on: Friday 26 October 12 21:55 BST (UK)  »
Hi Pamela

will PM you :)

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